Attractions

Top Choice Natural Feature in Rhossili

Worms Head

The western extremity of the Gower is guarded by this mile-long promontory, which turns into an island at high tide. Worms Head takes its name from the Old English wurm, meaning 'dragon' – a reference to its snaking…
Beach in Parkmill & Around

Three Cliffs Bay

Three Cliffs Bay is named for the pyramid-like, triple-pointed crag pierced by a natural arch that juts out into the water at its eastern point. It's regularly voted one of the most beautiful beaches in Britain, and…
Tomb in Reynoldston

Arthur's Stone

On a fittingly desolate ridge near Reynoldston stands this mysterious neolithic burial chamber capped by a 25-tonne quartz boulder. The view from here is fantastic: you can see out to the edges of the Gower in every…
Park in Parkmill & Around

Parc-le-Breos

Nestled in a tiny valley between wooded hills, this verdant park contains the Long Cairn, a 5500-year-old burial chamber consisting of a stone entryway, a passageway and four chambers. It once contained the skeleton…
Hill in Rhossili

Rhossili Down

Rhossili beach is backed by the steep slopes of this humpbacked, heather-covered ridge (193m), whose updraughts create perfect soaring conditions for hang-gliders and paragliders. On the summit are numerous Iron Age…
Castle in Llanmadoc

Weobley Castle

A fascinating view over the salt marshes awaits at this partly ruined late medieval castle, built in the 13th and 14th centuries. Grouped around a courtyard, it functioned more as a fortified manor house than a seri…
Historic Building in Parkmill & Around

Gower Heritage Centre

Housed in a restored mill with a working waterwheel, this complex has plenty to keep the kids entertained when the weather drives you off the beaches. There's a puppet theatre, craft workshop, petting zoo, fish pond…
Church in Llangennith

St Cenydd's Church

Local hermit Cenydd (pronounced Kenneth) lends his name to both the village and this Norman church, topped with a blunt stone tower. Inside there's a 12th-century limestone effigy of a local knight and a 9th-century…
Beach in Parkmill & Around

Pwlldu Bay

This shingle beach is backed by a wooded ravine known as Bishopston Valley. There's no road access, but you can walk here from Bishopston village (less than a mile) or along the cave-riddled, limestone Pennard Cliff…
Castle in Oxwich Bay

Oxwich Castle

Set on a hillside above the beach, the stately grey ruin of Oxwich Castle is less a castle and more a sumptuous 16th-century, mock-military Tudor mansion.